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the board, our current tax code expires. if congress does not take action, it would be a $3.5 trillion tax increase oned american people. it would impact nearly everyone. it would cost us two million jobs, a double-dip recession, and in addition to that, we also have see quest racial -- sequestration, which is looming. the across-the-board cuts would be a million jobs lost in the defense industry. there is a lot on our plate right now, and i think -- yes? >> do you think any progress has been made out of those meetings? i think the speaker and the president have tried to have a frank discussion but did not disclose any tangible progress made. do you have any reason to believe there has been proog -- progress? >> i haven't heard the details. in what the speaker has told me, he has been disappointed that the president seems to be heading in the opposite direction as far as continuing to call for higher taxes than ever, a doubling of the taxes that he talked about when he was campaigning for re-election. also calling for more spending, another stimulus, and an unlimited ability to raise the d
of counsel section as it applies to civil actions commenced on or after the date of the legislation's enactment. this is porn because the original bill created section 298 that prevents the use of evidence of an accused infringer's failure to obtain advice of counsel or his failure to introduce such opinion to prove willfulness or intent to produce infringement. the provision, however, failed to specify when the new authority would go into effect and it would be unfair to apply it retroactively defending cases that anticipate using such evidence. it makes a series of rather technical clarifications to the act. in sum it makes necessary technical corrections and includes substantive revisions to the act. it's my that the judiciary committee will continue its oversight of the act into the next congress and consider ways in which it can be further improved. i urge my colleagues to support the bill and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia yields back. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
a lot of action. there are a couple of these issues on the liberal wish list that i feel like the obama administration has not quite in gauge on. whether it is gun-control or immigration reform. there are these issues that the end of lustration has not quite in gauge on. -- that the administration has not quite engaged on. >> it was likely a very strategic decision why some of these issues were not addressed. they are issues that tend to give very heated and gives the republicans an opportunity to try to paint the democrats as very liberal which does not work always. he can work to the benefit of the other side. it does seem as though immigration will be the issue of next year once the fiscal cliff negotiations are over. we have heard from a number of republicans who think immigration reform may be easier to achieve a. in 2006, we had some very heated debate on that topic. at this point after an election where republicans lost the latino voters by a very large number, they are saying they would like to see immigration reform passed in some way. they will push it differently. >> i think
of dealing with other countries. i think there is much room for bipartisan action in foreign affairs. that is why when you were talking about benghazi, i am more concerned that we do not have any of this happening in the future and we learned from our mistakes. we best learn when things are bipartisan. >> it is a complicated world. our time is up. thank you very much, mr. engel. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> and mr. by questioning the effectiveness of the foreign affairs committee. -- let me start by questioning the effectiveness of the foreign affairs committee. what are the prospects for this committee going forward having relevance? >> both the house foreign affairs committee and the senate foreign relations committee have been largely relevant for many years. they do not pass authorization bills, which is their primary responsibility. the bills they do pass are often ideological and partisan. the senate foreign relations committee can at least confirm nominations. the house does not even do that
. >> we haven't seen a lot of action in the first four years but i feel like there is a couple of issues on the wish list, if you will, that i feel like the obama administration hasn't engaged on. whether it is gun control or immigration reform, we haven't seen a serious immigration reform proposal with the examination of the dream act. there are these issues that the administration hasn't quite engaged on. >> immigration and global warming are two big issues we may see the president touch on in the state of the union address. >> that's right. it was a strategic decision for why some of these issues were not addressed in the campaign. they are issues that toneds to get heated and can give the republicans an opportunity to paints obama and the democratic as liberal which doesn't always work in a general election and can work to the benefit of the other side. it does seem as though immigration will be the issue of next year once fiscal cliffs negotiating are over, if ever. we've heard from a number of republicans who think that immigration reform might be easier to achieve this time. as yo
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